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My Dream of Stars

by Anousheh Ansari & Homer Hickam

In her heartwarming and empowering memoir, space pioneer Anousheh Ansari tells the story of her childhood in Iran and her family's exodus to America after the Islamic Revolution.  After settling down in Texas,...


Snowbound

by Richard S. Wheeler

In this powerful biographical novel, Richard Wheeler—winner of the Owen Wister Lifetime Achievement Award and five Spur Awards—tells the amazing tale of the American explorer and hero, John Fremont, and...


Ingrid Bergman

by David Thomson

“Ingrid Bergman was far more than just a sweet, virtuous, ‘natural’ Swedish girl—she was a dark sensualist over whom many men might go mad. Her very gaze delivered a climate of adult romantic expectation.”...


The King of Madison Avenue

by Kenneth Roman

Famous for his colorful personality and formidable intellect, David Ogilvy left an indelible mark on the advertising world, transforming it into a dynamic industry full of passionate, creative individuals. This...


The Man Who Ate the World

by Jay Rayner

An astronomical gastronomical undertaking —one of the world’s preeminent restaurant critics takes on the giants of haute cuisine, one tasting menu at a time

 

Like the luxury fashion companies Gucci and Chanel,...


Urban's Way

by Buddy Martin

“Members of the ‘Gator Nation’ are going to burn the midnight oil turning these pages because Buddy Martin will be boldly taking them where no Florida fan has gone before.”

---Tony Barnhart, The Atlanta...


Andrew Johnson

by Annette Gordon-Reed, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. & Sean Wilentz

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian recounts the tale of the unwanted president who ran afoul of Congress over Reconstruction and was nearly removed from office

Andrew Johnson never expected to be president....


My Queer War

by James Lord

A POWERFUL STORY OF SEXUAL AWAKENING DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR FROM THE NOTED MEMORIST AND CRITIC

In My Queer War, James Lord tells the story of a young man’s exposure to the terrors, dislocations, and horrors...


The Case of Abraham Lincoln

by Julie M. Fenster & Douglas Brinkley

The year 1856 was a pivotal one for this country, witnessing the birth of the Republican Party as we know it.  But it was also a critical year in the troubled political life of Abraham Lincoln.  As a lawyer,...


Bradley: A Biography

by Alan Axelrod & Wesley K. Clark

Dubbed by the World War II press as "The GI General" because of his close identification with his men, Omar Bradley rose to command the U. S. 12th Army Group in the European Campaign. By the spring of 1945,...


Louisa May Alcott

by Harriet Reisen

In a fresh, modern take on the remarkable Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Reisen’s vivid biography explores the author’s life in the context of her works, many of which are to some extent autobiographical. Although...


A Smile as Big as the Moon

by Mike Kersjes & Joe Layden

Besides being a football coach at his Michigan High School, Mike

Kersjes taught special education classes, dealing with children whose disabilities included Tourette syndrome, Downs Syndrome, dyslexia, eating...


Alphaville

by Michael Codella & Bruce Bennett

A raw, gritty memoir—part true-life cop thriller, part unputdownable history of a storied time and place—that will grip you by the throat until the explosive end

Alphabet City in 1988 burned with heroin,...


Anton Chekhov

by Mikhail Chekhov & Eugene Alper

In a style reminiscent of Anton Chekhov himself--realistic, intimate, and dynamic--Mikhail Chekhov shares unparalleled memories and insights, transporting readers into the world of the Chekhov family. He visits...


The Dream That Will Not Die

by Brian M. Thomsen

“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”—John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Inauguration Address, January 20, 1961

 

“Some men see things as...


Bitter Spring

by Stanislao G. Pugliese

One of the major figures of twentieth-century European literature, Ignazio Silone (1900–78) is the subject of this award-winning new biography by the noted Italian historian Stanislao G. Pugliese. A founding...


I'm Down

by Mishna Wolff

      Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black.  “He strutted around with a short perm, a Cosby-esqe sweater, gold chains...


Prince of Stories

by Stephen R. Bissette, Hank Wagner, Christopher Golden & Terry Pratchett

Over the past twenty years, Neil Gaiman has developed into the premier fantasist of his generation, achieving that rarest of combinations—unrivaled critical respect and extraordinary commercial success. ...


Ty and The Babe

by Tom Stanton

Early in the twentieth century, fate thrust a young Babe Ruth into the gleaming orbit of Ty Cobb. The resulting collision produced a dazzling explosion and a struggle of mythic magnitude. At stake was not just...


Arctic Homestead

by Charles W. Sasser & Norma Cobb

In 1973, Norma Cobb, her husband Lester and the their five children, the oldest of whom was nine years old and the youngest, twins, barely one, pulled up stakes in the lower 48 and headed north to Alaska to...